2012 Food Goals

I’ve been dreaming up all sorts of fun goals for 2012, and I thought I’d share some of the food-related ones I’m particularly excited about right now.

My Sissy gave me a giant stone crock for Christmas, of the sort one makes sauerkraut in.  I’ve made kimchi before, but somehow it had never occurred to me to make my own sauerkraut.  Thanks to Sissy’s prescience, that is an oversight that will be corrected immediately.  More on this topic coming soon!

I also have a spaetzle maker and a gnocchi board practically hopping out of the pantry and begging to be tried out.

We’ve renewed our periodic hunt for the best hamburgers in Seattle, with a lineup of several new places to try.  I’m looking forward to reporting on the results of our diligent research.

We are also on the quest for really good ramen again, trying some local Seattle joints in hopes of finding a ramen-ya that measures up to our experiences in Vancouver.

We’ve signed up for a cooking class called Night Markets of Bangkok.  With a name like that, how could it not be good?

And I’m eagerly looking forward to attending Blogher Food conference, here in Seattle this June.  There’s nothing quite as energizing as getting together with a bunch of fellow food bloggers to learn, eat, drink, and get to know each other.

I’m sure a few more food goals will make it onto the list before long.  A new year is like a beautiful package that will be gradually unwrapped to reveal the gifts nestled within.  I’m enjoying the anticipation right now—and looking forward to sharing the journey with all of you as 2012 unfolds.

Do you have any goals for 2012 you are really excited about?  I’d love to hear from you!

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6 thoughts on “2012 Food Goals

  1. Hannah

    You have a fun list of food goals so far! I’m planning to go to the Blogher conference, too, and am looking forward to it. I’ve attempted yogurt a couple of times and failed, so I’d like to try that again. You are right – lots of anticipation and excitement for the new year and all it holds!

    1. The Rowdy Chowgirl Post author

      Good luck with the yogurt! Homemade is soooo good. I guess I’ve been lucky with yogurt, as mine never fails (so far). Wish I could say the same for all of my kitchen projects…

  2. thekitchencounsel

    one of my big goals for the year is to read for pleasure more. food wise, i want to try preparing one new food a week. its daunting, but will hopefully make me more comfortable in the kitchen.

  3. Natalie

    Hello, lovely post as always.
    I really wish that I could get involved in a book club. The only reference I have to go on is the film “The Jane Austin Book Club”, but it looked like fun!. I am hoping to go on a cooking course at some point and I would like to try to make it to different farmers markets rather than just sticking to what I know. Love the crock pot!

  4. Amber at Awake at the Whisk

    Love the idea of making your own sauerkraut. That’s on my list, too. I also have a pasta attachment to my stand mixer that’s collecting dust. Need to get that out. Thanks for the inspiration! And hopefully I’ll see you at BlogHer Food!


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